GROUP C | MATCH 8 (ECC21.056) GERMANY (GER) v CZECH REPUBLIC (CZR) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
GER Timeline: W L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 103)
CZR Timeline: W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 91)
Captain: Rohit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Husnain Kabeer
Projected Top Order: Yasub Muhammad, Shoaib Azam, Rohit Singh, Husnain Kabeer
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zadran Nasrullah, Shahir Malikzai
Spin Options: Abdul Shakoor Rahimzei
Coach: Steve Knox
GERMANY Key Players:
Shoaib Azam, reliable opening batter, led Kummerfelder Sportverein to victory at FanCode ECS Germany Kiel earlier this year, scoring 248 runs in 11 games at a SR of 194. He can also roll his arm over and chip in with a few wickets.
Rohit Singh, star German International, has quite a few international records to his name, has ZERO ducks in international cricket scoring 326 runs in 16 T20I innings. He led Britannia CC to a memorable win at FanCode ECS Germany Dresden earlier this season. He has plundered 435 runs in 20 ECS games at an average of 43.50 and a SR of 233. Top scorer for GER on day one racking up 59 runs including a crucial knock of 57* off 25 balls vs Italy to take his side to victory.
Abdul Shakoor Rahimzei, right handed batter and right arm off-break bowler, brings a lot of value to this German side, has played 17 T20Is scoring 196 runs and picking up EIGHT wickets.
Fayaz Nasseri, the right arm medium pacer was the most impressive bowler on day one of Group C action scalping SIX wickets in two games including 4-11 against a strong ENG XI batting lineup.
Husnain Kabeer, talented wicket keeper batter, made his T20I debut earlier this year against Norway. He has played nine ECS games scoring 196 runs at a strike rate of 204.
CZECH REPUBLIC (CZR)
Captain: Arun Ashokan
Wicket Keeper: Hilal Ahmad
Coach: Alex Sirisena
Sudesh Wickramasekara, known as “The Beast” for his hard hitting abilities, joint World Record holder for fastest ton in T20Is off just 35 balls. Can call on bags of T10 experience playing in ECS mustering 509 runs in 17 games. Can also bowl gentle medium pacers. Top scorer for CZR on Monday racking up 98 runs in two games including a man of the match effort of 54* off 27 balls vs Italy. He also scalped FOUR wickets finishing joint top wicket taker for CZR.
Sabawoon Davizi, star all-rounder, scored 91 runs on debut - fifth highest on T20I debut, also has a hundred to his name against Malta in 68 balls which happens to be the eighth longest T20I innings (in terms of balls played). Vastly experienced in the T10 format, scoring 730 runs and picking up 23 wickets in 23 ECN matches over the past two years. Looked good in the second game scoring 38 runs. Also picked up THREE wickets.
Arun Ashokan, captain, classy opening batter, will look to provide solid starts to his side. Scored 212 runs in 10 games for the victorious Prague CC Kings in the FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague earlier this year. Scored 42 runs in two games on Monday.
Satyajit Sengupta, the right arm medium pacer returned tournament best figures of 4-6 against Finland on Monday bettering the previous record of 4-10 by Azam Khalil and Abhishek Kheterpal.
The Czechs enjoyed a fabulous opening day and could be coming into this game on the back of three straight wins. CZR will be hoping to carry on that momentum against a pale looking German side, not at full strength.
Match Prediction: Czech Republic (CZR) to clinch a thrilling win.
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